Ten Awkward Moments Every Single Person Has Had to Endure During the Holidays
Ever had your best friend suggest you tag along as a third wheel? Or your grandmother offer dating advice? Well then you’ll definitely be able to relate to today’s post. Here are “Ten Awkward Moments Every Single Person Has Had to Endure During the Holidays” — because knowing that others had to endure the same embarrassment makes things a lot less worse.
1. Teaming Up for Couple Games During a Holiday Party
Holiday parties are always a good time; but when everyone decides to play signal, you’re left feeling like the frail kid in gym class who always got picked last.
2. Pity Invites
You know the ones: friends get excited about holiday plans with their boyfriends… friends suggest they combine holiday plans for a series of double (triple, quadruple etc.) dates… friends suddenly remember that you don’t have a boyfriend among all of the holiday excitement… friends suggest you tag along out of pity. Yup, awkward!
3. Talking to Your Grandmother
“No boyfriend? When are you getting married? I want to live to see your children you know?” All said within the first few moments after greeting you at her doorstep, in front of your siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles and whoever else was invited to your family’s Christmas dinner. Let’s all say it together now… “Awkward!”
4. Being Set Up By Family & Friends Without Your Consent
Seriously, can everyone just stop this? Being turned into everyone’s holiday charity project is humiliating. You know that you’re smart, successful and fun! When you want to meet someone, you’ll login at Lavalife.com and click with someone who’s ACTUALLY you’re type.
5. Being Asked Why You’re Single
When someone finds out that you’re single, they always make it their day’s mission to pick your brain and determine why, with every question more embarrassing than the next. What’s worse is when there’s an audience—and there always is.
6. Not Being Able to Participate in Conversations Because You Can’t Relate
Is it just us, or do people gloat and complain about their significant other far more during the holidays than any other time of the year? Whether it’s about what their partner got them for Christmas or having to force their significant other to shovel the driveway, you can’t relate; and this makes for a very awkward situation.
7. When Someone Kisses Their Significant Other in Front of You
It doesn’t get any more awkward than this. Just a second ago the three of you were talking; enjoying a great conversation and the next they’re pausing after sentences to get a smooch in. Do you look away, do you stare or do other people notice that you’re the third wheel? So tragically awkward!
8. When Your Family Asks You About Your Ex
Well, you broke up… there’s not more to say than that right? But of course, they want to know all of the details and put in their two cents about how much they loved your ex. Instead of a Christmas card, maybe you should have gotten your family members a thank you card for making you feel so awkward!
9. When Your Boss Asks Who You’re Bringing to the Holiday Party
It’s clear that when he or she asks, “whom you’re bringing to the holiday party?” they’re referring to a significant other. And by the expression on your face after being asked it’s clear you feel utterly awkward.
10. When Your Friend Asks If Their Significant Other Can Tag Along
In your head you’re all like “No, nooo!” But out loud you’re all like, “Of course he can come! It’ll be fun.” What other choice do you have? If you say no, it might cause a rift between you and your friend’s significant other. And no one wants that kind of energy during the holidays.
What are the most awkward moments you’ve had to endure as a single person? Share your experiences in the comments below!
– Lucy and the Lavalife Team